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Cheyenne, Wyo. - Four firefighters from national parks and forests in Wyoming have been asked to help battle the almost 11-square-mile wildfire burning in eastern Texas.

Officials said Thursday three firefighters from Yellowstone National Park and one from Gallatin National Forest will be assisting Texas crews for at least two weeks.

The fire is burning on parts of the Big Thicket National Preserve. The park requested a national resource order for help with the blaze that's been burning since Saturday. Officials say resource orders are placed when local resources are limited or the fire stretches beyond on-site control.

Fire officials said Monday the fire was 75 percent contained. They believe the fire was caused by people amid one of the state's worst wildfire seasons.

 

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